Question Mark A Winner.: Shows The Way To Golden Pearl And Robert Cooper In The Baychester.; Colonel Jack Surprises in a Sprint Race--The Pickets Half-Brother, Bayonet, Wins All the Way in the Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-16


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QUESTION MARK A WINNER SHOWS THE WAY TO GOLDEN PEARL AND HOBERT COOPER IN THE BAYCHESTER Colonel Jack Surprises in a Sprint Race The Pick ¬ ets HalfBrother Bayonet Wins All tho I Way in the Steeplechase New York May 15 It rained heavily ill morning in this section of the world and is a result the Rel mont Iark track was deep with soft mud and water The downpour continued until racing time and the attendance was the lightest of the meeting The condition of the track had a decided effect on the racing also Especially was this so with the feature event the Ilaychester Stakes Because of the mud lx th Hessian and Hialto were withdrawn Hut in spite of the absence of Hessian the public still be ¬ lieved that lack loyner held the winning hand with Golden Pearl which was made an oddson favorite Robert Cooper the brother to Montgomery was well liked but Question Mark the only other starter and a maiden went back in the quotations quotationsThe The race resulted In a complete surprise as Question Mark easily proved his superiority over hU opponents For a furlong the horses ran well to ¬ gether when Kobert Cooper began to drop awav and it was apparent that he did not like the going t the same time Question Mark began to draw away from Golden Pearl After the first quarter the race was a procession although until the stretch was reached Golden Pearl appeared to be going easily and able to overhaul live leader at any time lint when called on he could never gain an inch and Question Mark won as his rider pleased The race was not decisive of the merits of the trio although Question Mark may be a liorse of good class Ik was disappointinglyThe well tried last year but raced disappointingly The condensed history of the Baychestcr Stakes since 1 00 is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Ildrlni 103 OConnor 14501402 IJOI 14501402IJOI Smile 11SN Turner 11MO 1413 1002 Naintor 108 Rullniau lItV 140 101X5 140101X5 Brigand HI Fuller 1SS5 1IOJ 3001 Careless 107 Kedfern 1S20 111 1905 Buttling 107 Lyuo 1J100 14 100 Content KG W Miller 215 1 1007 Montgomery 105Radtke 2120 ll 1MS Question Mark 105C II Shilling 1S70 li liColonel Colonel Jack at live good odds of 1O to 1 galloped away with the sprint handicap which began the days proceedings He had never shown a fancy for weight but seemed favored by the going and fairly ran away from Aletheuo in the stretch lie is an Improved horse horseThomas Thomas Hitchcock Jr who for two or three years swept the board in steeplechases had his first crosscountry starter of the season in the jumping race His popular green jacket was car ¬ ried by Bayonet which made a show of his oppon ¬ ents which included some smart fencers Bayonet had schooled brilliantly making a turn of the course a few days ago in six seconds better time than any horse had made this year He was ridden by MeKimicy a new recruit from New Orleans wlvo made a decidedly impressive debut by his ex ¬ pert riding of the horse itayoiict gave great prom ¬ ise at one time last season but turned bleeder and seemed little like living up to his promise Should there be no recurrence of the bleeding habit he will undoubtedly carry Mr Hitchcocks colors to the front in many good races during the season Kara favorite for the race evidently is not partial to deep going as his showing was away below his best form formJohn John Madden again showed up a likely pair oC youngsters in Sir Martin and Harrigan the former winning thirdIn from night Sort with llarrigan third In the steeplechase Aiken made a bad landing three fences from homo and broke his shoulder He was KO badly injured that he had to be shot lie had shown good form both at Washington and Piui lico licoThe The colors of Charles W Clark were seen for the first time In the closing race Mr Clarks debut on the eastern turf was made with Chantilly which has been running in the interests of F D Weir who still trains tho horse horseSuperman Superman it develops was injured in the running of the Metropolitan Handicap He is not thought to be in a serious condition but may be laid up for tonic time

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